Rich van Seenus

Company: Sotheby's International Realty
Location: 8 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 774-1160
Cell Phone: (805) 284-6330
Email: rich@vanseenus.net

Professional Experience: A seasoned Real Estate Broker and licensed General Contractor, Rich has an enduring disciplined work ethic and strong attention to detail. His clients often speak of his high level of integrity and analytical abilities. Rich began his Real Estate career in 1999, and has remained committed to providing clients with exceptional service. His reputation is one of being professional, calm, objective, and easy to work with. A former Land Director for Pulte Homes and Del Webb, Rich is also proficient in acquisitions, entitlements, and land development. Having procured approximately 8,000 residential lots and homes for national home builders, his knowledge of entitlements and various construction methods makes him versatile in any transaction.

Professional Designation: Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, CMPS®, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Since 1997, Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator License No: CA-DBO 245822

Languages Spoken: English

Community Involvement: Rich Serves as a boy scout Leader in Troop 4, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

Geographic Area: Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, and Goleta

Client Testimonials:

"We are home builders and have used numerous agents over the years. Our experience with Richard in both the purchasing and selling of a property, has been far superior over any other agent. Go with the best. You will have no regrets." - Markmiller Constructions, Inc.

"... Rich van Seenus is by far the most strategic, thoughtful realtor I've met. Integrity is a cornerstone of his practice and it resulted in a relationship between us of honesty, trust and commitment. Our home buying experience required some strong advocacy and Rich stepped up to be our ally... he has incredible instincts about real estate strategy and knows the market... his communication was beyond compare... We were lucky to have him in our corner." - Polly Chandler

"We used Rich when we bought our home and were so happy with him that we retained him again for the sale of our home. On both the buy and sell side he was professional, easy to work with and made the whole process simple and stress free. He knew the local market well and served our needs extremely well. We highly recommend him." - Ed Rosen

"Rich has been a phenomenal relator. We have now had 4 different transactions with him and he has gone above and beyond every single time. He not only helps with the negotiations, but scheduled all work that we needed to be done. He was there for the appointments with the workers if we could not be. He helped us sell our home very quickly (it was on the market for 1 week), and helped us buy the home we wanted when there were 2 other bids on the property. I think he is the best relator in town and would not use anyone else. Most significantly, he does not stop being helpful once the house is sold. I know I can call him any time for references of people to work on our home. Years after we had bought our home I got a contractor reference from him and know I can call with anything house related at anytime in the future." - Jason Miller

"Buying a home can be stressful, and as a first time home-buyer I was in over my head... until I connected with Rich Van Seenus. He is amazing!!! He really knows the buying process and market in Santa Barbara, and he showed a personal interest in helping us find the perfect home. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and really cares about his clients. He took into consideration our needs and wants for a house, and went the extra mile to make sure we were happy. We could not have gone through the experience without his expertise and guidance. So, my recommendation for buyers who would like to "de-stress" the whole process: let Rich help you out!!! He knows the ropes and will seamlessly guide you through all the steps until you get your new keys. Happy house hunting!:)" - Kirsten Andrereck